Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1248 PM PDT Fri May 25 2018

...Heavy rain with thunderstorms this afternoon and evening...

.Thunderstorms will develop over the Northeast Blue Mountains and
Camas Prairie by mid to late afternoon. Storm motion will push
thunderstorms off of the higher terrain and into the Lewiston-
Clarkston Valley. Thunderstorms will contain very heavy rain with
greatest threat for a flash flood expected in urban areas, such
as Lewiston and Clarkston, and in steep terrain.

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Lewis-Nez Perce-Asotin-
Including the cities of Kamiah, Craigmont, Nezperce, Winchester,
Lewiston, Lapwai, Peck, Culdesac, Gifford, Clarkston, Asotin,
and Anatone
1248 PM PDT Fri May 25 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of North Central Idaho and
  Southeast Washington, including the following counties, in
  North Central Idaho, Lewis and Nez Perce. In Southeast
  Washington, Asotin.

* Until 11 PM PDT this evening

* Thunderstorms with heavy rain will increase the risk for flash
  flooding by late afternoon and into this evening.

* Greatest risk for flash flooding will be urbanized areas, such
  as Lewiston and Clarkston, heavy rain may overwhelm storm
  drains. Areas with steep terrain will also be more prone to a
  flash flood.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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